White Ribbon Australia and Communicare are calling on men
to make women’s safety a priority when voting in the upcoming federal election.
With the federal election on May 21st we have the opportunity to have our voices heard and vote for women’s safety. You can help make that happen.
White Ribbon Australia is a part of a global social movement working to eliminate gendered violence. We strive for an Australia where women are
safe from men’s violence. We take a primary prevention approach to working with communities and workplaces across the country. Through our programs and campaigns, we promote gender equality and engage community members to prevent men’s violence against women.
Advocacy is one of our four pillars. White Ribbon Australia will be a strong advocate to all levels of government for policy, funding and legislative changes that prevent gendered violence and promote gender equality.
Communicare and White Ribbon Australia welcome the opportunity to provide feedback on the Australian Government’s Draft National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032.
First and foremost, we want to emphasise the importance of ensuring this plan is supported by significant funding for primary, secondary and tertiary responses to domestic, family and sexual violence. Frontline services need sufficient, secure and long-term funding to support the thousands of women and children experiencing violence across the country.
We are opposed to all forms of violence, coercion, control and abuse, and recognise that restricting or denying a woman the autonomy to make decisions about her own body is an attempt to maintain power and control over a woman.
Our Strategic Framework 2020 - 2024 details several key themes - including our vision, purpose and four strategic pillars - that shape the future direction of White Ribbon Australia. This framework was developed with input from our Consultation Paper Feedback Survey and Strategic Workshops, which have helped shape our ambitious new aspirations to move from an awareness-raising orgaisation to one
focused on taking real, direct action to
eliminate men's violence against women.
We support the advocacy of specialist women’s safety services and the broader domestic, family and sexual violence sector, who work tirelessly every day. We believe these services should receive secure, adequate, long-term funding to support the millions of women and children experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia.